The scents of regeneration

Pamplona’s autumn smellscape reflects the city population’s fixation with food. Glasgow’s winter smellscape is of building and construction, the scents of regeneration underpinned by greasy food particles hanging in the omnipresent dreich, with a highly specific smell of the clockwork orange subway system – damp, metallic sponge is a descriptor, but really it is just the smell of the subway that starts as you descend the inner stairs to the platform.

— Kate McLean, on mapping the world’s scents. Read more at The sweet smell of Amsterdam … and it’s not just cannabis, say odour mappers at The Guardian.

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